Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A new web host has been chosen!

Yay for Fluffy Bubs. I have signed up with a new host. I'm totally over the search, and have finally gone with a complete custom made website. No more templates or just trying to make things work.

But, seeing as its a complete redesign of the site, it will take about 3 months before you see the change. I hope to launch the site early next year.

So, its CongoCart for now, and I think I've finally got the postage thing working to the best of its abilities. This new cart will mean at least 5 hours less admin to do each month, and 5 hours of more time to either spend with the family or making nappies.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

How exciting!

I'm very excited to say, that I received my first exclusive to Fluffy Bubs embroidery design this week. This will form part of a new range to be released next year.

The designer is Sandra Fullerton, a well known embroidery designer amongst some of Australia's leading fashion designers. And where might you have seen some of her designs? Sandra has done costumes for Star Wars and even the Pope's Mitre in his recent visit to Australia in 2008. She has also designed a range of embroidery motifs that feature on gift cards.

I feel incredibly lucky to have her designs in my new range next year.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Previewing now!!!

It's late so I don't have much time to upload pics here. The site has been updated with products for the stocking on Sunday night. I still need to upload the Dreams nappy pics plus the info on the bamboo velour nappies but we're getting there.

I'm also very close to finding another cart system that gives you sooo much flexibility and much less admin intensive for me, but it is a 'first to checkout' cart.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New prints to be revealed soon

The new Minky Days prints will be revealed really soon...tomorrow actually. I had planned on doing it today but alas time has gotten away from me and bed is beckoning.

I'll also preview the appliques I have been working on too. Admittedly, there are more 'special' nappies in the AI2 range compared to the Bamboo Velour pockets, but until I know how popular they will be, it was the only thing I could do.

There is also a medium and large embroidered night nappy in the stocking as well. It'll be at a discounted price for no other reason then to introduce embroidery to Dreams nappies. I made this exact nappy for Luke to test the wicking and I love it. All embroidered Dreams nappies have a waterproof backing on the embroidered area. I'm not so sure how the fleece would stand up to more intricate designs, but it does work well for gorgeous, cute, simple designs :).

Hmmm, what else...

Cart and site update

The update is that there isn't an update at all. I still haven't found the cart and host to switch to yet but I have been talking to a few companies. I will stay with CongoCart until another one has been decided upon. Most likely though it will be a far more expensive option which may see a slight increase in nappy prices to help cover the costs.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Cart woes again

I can't believe it! I found THE perfect cart/host but after testing for next week it's not going to be so perfect, resulting in likely overselling. I'm madly looking for another host as I really don't want to delay my new site from opening but its not looking good. It's going to be a busy weekend!

And the winner of the free Chirstmas embroidered singlet is....

Here is the gorgeous nappy and singlet set going to one lucky little boy :).
Want to win a free matching singlet? All you have to do is place your order for your Christmas nappy on the 1st of November and December.
Winner is drawn at random and there is a winner each month.

October Customs

I had a great time with the embroideries this month. I got to see some new designs come to life. I particularly loved doing the Christmas ones!

Soooo, here is a sneak peak of the embroideries that left earlier this week and today. I'll put the winner of the Christmas singlet in a separate post.

Can't wait to see what you all choose in November :).

Monday, October 5, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new

It's been a while between blogs. There's a lot going on at the moment with Fluffy Bubs.

New site

I'm so happy to say that it really does look like I'll be able to get the new site up and running for the next stocking in October. It's a fresh look and I love it. The shopping cart system seems to be much more user friendly and hopefully it'll eliminate a lot of the admin that I do manually. The new logo is still in the works but I hope to have that ready in December.

New Minky Days AI2

This month spells the release of V2 of the Minky Days. It has a simplified snap rise adjustment and snap in booster system while maintaining the shape and measurements as V1.

Meanwhile V1 will remain at the discounted price. Grab a bargain! These are great nappies.

New Minky Days Velour Pocket

In response to a large number of people wanting a more natural inner, I have designed the 'Minky Days Velour Pocket'. It has a gorgeous soft bamboo velour inner and the pocket stuffs at the front rather than the back. It also has a panel of matching minky at the front on the inside to prevent potential wicking onto clothing.

This nappy has the same shape and measurements as the AI2 you know and love. At this stage I do hope to have some ready for the October stocking.

New prints!

Yep that's right!!! Gorgeous new prints at the next stocking for both boys and girls. Admitedly there's probably more for the girls than boys, but I love these prints. Bright, vibrant and bold colours, you're sure to love these. They will be previewing once the new site is up and running.

I still have some of the old favourites left in stock which will make an appearance every now and then at a stocking, or you can still order these as customs.

New embroideries and appliques

I have been working overtime with my embroidery machine since Friday...seriously I have. At least 8 hours a days. Yesterday and today I have been embroidering from 1:30pm until midnight (and cooking a meal and putting kids to sleep in between).

The results of this will be seen in October's stocking and the customs of course. I'm loving the Christmas designs and it's put me in the Christmas spirit :).

New giveaway!

As I mentioned, I'm loving this whole Christmas thing so much that I'm going to give away a free matching singlet to one lucky baby each month from Oct to Dec. This is just for those who order a Christmas nappy. A name will be drawn from a hat (ok, probably a bowl of some sort), and a matching singlet will be made to go with your nappy. It'll be a size 2, unless you specify in your order that you want a size 1.

What else is new?

Well, not too much else with Fluffy Bubs...I think the above is enough!

At the moment I plan on going away in November which means only the 1 custom stocking as I've mentioned before. We have been house hunting though so if we do end up buying a house, then my holiday will have to wait. What that does mean is Fluffy Bubs may be on hold at some stage while we declutter for open houses, pack for the move and unpack. For those who don't know, I live in a tiny 2 bedroom house where my dining room table is my work space (that gets cleared every day), and fabric is stored in almost every room in my house...plus my parents place too! We've definitely outgrown our place so hopefully that perfect house will come very soon.